2018 Michigan Horse Expo

March 9th-11th, 2018

Craig Johnson

The Legendary, Craig Johnson has earned his spot among the Elite group of Horse Professionals that can claim the Title of $1 Million Dollar Rider. Few individuals have trained, shown, earned and competed at this highest level in the Professional Horse Industry. Craig has earned his spot among the best of the best. He is now passing this wisdom and knowledge to the next generation and to all who desire to learn a tried and proven system for accomplishing the best a horse has to offer.

Craig has hosted over 400 clinics around the World on Reining, Ranch Pleasure, Cowboy Dressage, and general Horsemanship. He has presented seminars and demonstrations at every major horse fair and equine event in the US, Europe and Australia.

Craig grew up a Midwest farm and ranch kid. His parents had a large horse and cattle business as well as farming. The lessons learned have applied to his ability to train horses with patience, sowing and reaping, waiting on the harvest. It had also given him an appreciation for a family business and the closeness associated with working together to create not only success, but memories.

Craig married his wife Lyn in 1979 and together they have traveled to different areas of the country, taking their training operation and dreams wherever they went. In 1984 they moved to Texas with their then two year old daughter, Sarah, where they have been located ever since. Through the years many inspiring times have been shared as they made family the priority while allowing horses, many wonderful clients and friends, as well as traveling the world, among the things that they have experienced together.

Among a few of his Career Highlights are:


  • 2 time NRHA Reining Futurity Champion

  • NRHA Derby Champion

  • NRBC Derby Reserve Champion

  • 15 time World Champion in Reining,

Working Cowhorse, and Ranch Pleasure

  • Ranch Riding Champion

  • Cowboy Dressage Champion

  • Over 40 NRHA Reining Futurity Finalists

  • Numerous Regional and National Futurity and Derby Championships

  • World Equestrian Games alternate team member

  • 3 time Gold Medalist in International Reining competition

  • 4 time individual Silver medals in USEF Reining competitions

For more information about Craig Johnson, visit his website at: www.craigjohnsoninternational.com.

Craig’s Michigan Horse Expo Schedule is:

  • Thursday, March 8, MSU Pavilion, 6:30 – 9:30 – Meet & Greet

  • Friday, March 9

    • Main Arena – 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Ranch Horse Pleasure

    • Main Arena – 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. – Reining

  • Saturday, March 10

    • Round Pen (50’) – 10:00 -11:00 a.m. – High Ground, Ground Work for Higher Level Riding

    • Main Arena – 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. – Reining
  • Sunday, March 11

    • Main Arena – 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Cross Training


Friday ~ Michigan HS Rodeo

Saturday ~ Reining Event (Open, Freestyle & Youth)

Sunday ~ Ranch Rodeo

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